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linda marie macdonald. good afternoon, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm grace lee. we begin are the republican race for the white house that moves to south carolina today with mitt romney leading the pack. the former governor of massachusetts was the clear winner last night with 39% of the vote. ron paul and jon huntsman finished second and third. if romney prevails in the third contest in a row, he might be unstoppable for that nomination. but as randall pinkston reports from columbia, it's a state with a new set of challenges. >> reporter: this is shaping up to be something like a southern version of the showdown at the o.k. corral. mitt romney coming in after his win in new hampshire and iowa hoping to wrap it up while all of his challengers are counting on south carolina republicans to slow romney down to keep their campaigns going. mitt romney took a victory lap in new hampshire before heading south for his toughest battle yet. a win in south carolina hinges on support from both conservatives and evangelicals.
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>> we were winning among all those groups so if i could duplicate that elsewhere i could become the nominee. >> reporter: newt gingrich is already on the ground in south carolina after finishing fourth last night. >> this is the most important election in our lifetimes. >> reporter: ron paul is saveavoring his second place showing in new hampshire. >> i come in second and third and all of a sudden people say he is not electable. i don't know how that adds up. >> reporter: while they were at the back. pack in new hampshire, rick santorum and rick perry have an edge with the large evangelical population in south carolina. >> reporter: but veterans will also influence the next primary. a quarter of republican voters in south carolina served in the military. and the battle for their political support is under way. >> south carolina has one of the largest military populations in any state in the country. a lot of retirees here. >> reporter: this group of war veterans is looking for a candidate strong on defense. >> those are the two probably
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focusing on right now. >> who are they? >> let's keep that as a top see contract. [ laughter ] >> reporter: by the end of the day, all of the gop candidates will be battling in south carolina with just 10 days to go before voters have their say. while this is only the third gop contest in the republican presidential primary cycle, it may be the most important because traditionally the winner in south carolina goes on to take the nomination. reporting live in columbia, i'm randall pinkston, back to you. >> there was so much talk about the independent voters in new hampshire and the role they could play there. did they end up having a big part in yesterday's primary ee looks? >> reporter: i'm sorry, grace. i cannot hear you. >> i just wanted to ask about the independent vote in new hampshire. how big of a role did they have? >> reporter: oh. very, very important. as a matter of fact, many believe that it was the independents that helped not
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only romney take the victory but also jon huntsman have his first third place showing so in new hampshire very important. here, however, are conservative christians, evangelicals. they will have a key role. >> we'll be watching as randall battles the wind. thank you. a san jose teacher is accused of sexually assaulting child. craig chandler teaches second and third graders at the o.b. whaley elementary school school. according to police he assaulted a child between august and october of last year on campus. chandler has taught at the school for the past nine years. he is in jail without bail. violence broke out outside a san jose bar this morning. one person was shot and two stabbed outside the creekside bar & grill on west alma avenue around 1:45 a.m. none of the injuries is considered life-threatening but it's not clear what led to the violence.
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so far there are no arrests and no suspects. two oakland cops have been disciplined now after a photographer captured them breaking policy on camera. >> kind of weird that you actually are not showing your name. why is that? >> why? >> simple question. >> simple question. >> the investigation started after this video was posted online. officer john hargreaves is suspended now for 30 days for covering his name badge with a piece of black tape during an "occupy" protest back in november. the department demoted lieutenant clifford wong as well, also seen in the video, to sergeant because he did not properly report that misconduct. new sheriff of san francisco could be charged with domestic violence within the next day of two. prosecutors are convinced the allegations against ross mirkarimi are real. he is accused of grabbing his wife's arm on new year's eve with enough force to cause a bruise. witnesses reported the incident but mirkarimi's wife said she had no complaint against her
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husband. two fremont men are being recognized for their heroism today. last week, they rushed in and helped save an elderly couple from their burning home. as anne makovec shows us, that couple lost a lot in the fire but thanks not good samaritans, they will live to see another day. >> reporter: after losing his home and nearly his life in a fire last week, 86-year-old world war ii vet sam haley came to thank the men who saved him and his wife. >> people just don't bother anymore. and they -- it sounded so nice when he said, you know, i have already called 911. >> reporter: this is the home where the haleys lived for 50 years. it is uninhabitable right now. this is the gate where they made their escape. kevin and jonathan were working about a mile away from the home on wendy court when she saw smoke and rushed over to find mr. and mrs. haley trapped by the gate, which is difficult to
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open from the inside. >> when weep opened the gate, i saw -- when we opened the gate, saw her first and she was real brittle and i didn't want to hurt her by rushing her out. i told her to grab my arm. >> she's not too well. and i'm really surprised that she got -- could move that quick. >> reporter: with the men's help, which seemed to come from nowhere, haley and his wife made it safely to a neighbor's house. >> i hereby recognize and commend you for your extraordinary heroic efforts. >> reporter: today the 25-year- old heroes were recognized for their efforts. >> going to be with me the rest of my life, just looking back on how i helped somebody, you can say. i'm just glad they made it out safe and i was glad we could help, you know, that's all we wanted to do was help. >> reporter: and while most of the haleys' property was lost -- >> there is no use to cry. tomorrow is another day. we'll survive. we'll survive. >> reporter: in union city,
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anne makovec, cbs 5. coming up, ford announcing a major recall. >> the potential danger posed by some of the company's most popular vehicles. there is a seagull on the loose at golden gate park but this is no ordinary seagull. it's an injured one. coming up, we'll tell you about the search-and-rescue efforts to save its life. i was in shock at first. >> talk about cheating death. what prevented a pipe from piercing a driver on highway 99. all coming up. hi, i'm meteorologist lawrence karnow in the cbs 5 weather center. after a chilly start to the day, those temperatures now heating up outside. just how warm will it get in your neighborhood? coming up.
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there's a defect that ca attention ford owners. ford is recalling more than
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450,000 vehicles here in the united states. there is a defect that can cause fire or loss of power. it includes the 2004 and 2005 freestar and mercury monterey minivans and the 2001 and 2002 escape. ford hasn't commented on it yet. the hunt for an injured seagull in golden gate park could soon be over. rescuers found the bird this morning. the only thing left is to catch it. gil diaz reports. >> reporter: it's difficult especially if it can still fly. a member of the wild rescue team spotted the gull two hours ago near the pagoda at the snow lake. even though it's been spotted, it hasn't been caught. but it's still alive. >> keep your eye on him. >> okay. awesome. bye. >> reporter: at first it was going to be like finding a needle in a haystack but rebecca's wild rescue team found the gull with a hook in it. >> it's a young gull that has a
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fishing lure with a bunch of barbs on it and it's stuck in a snare. >> reporter: the nonprofit rescue team traveled from monterey to golden gate park today with fears that they may not locate and capture the bird. the gull has been spotted flying among the park's lakes. it's a race against time. >> i hope they find it. it could be anywhere over the ocean or the interior somewhere. so it may have passed away. >> reporter: but with their determination and optimism, the team found their bird. they are trained to spot injured animals in an instant. >> if they are flock animals they will stay to the edge of it, edge of the flock. they feel vulnerable. less likely to come up to people. >> reporter: this is the second animal to be rescued at the park in three months. rebecca says it's urgent for the park to set up a better system. >> i believe we need a specialist on call, a wildlife specialist, trained to capture -- to find and capture wildlife
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in the city. >> reporter: once they pinpoint the location, they will try and capture it in one of the nets you see behind me. wild rescue is the only wildlife paramedic search-and- rescue team in the country. back to you, grace. >> gil, they are so dedicated. how much longer are they willing to look for this bird? >> well, i think they are going to be here for as long as it takes. right now it's a lull. they say that the birds are nesting -- napping right now so it's lunchtime for them but they might be here for hours because once they spotted it, they don't want to lose track of it again. >> i understand that urge to nap. all right. thanks a lot, gil. >> we all do that occasionally. turned away from the pharmacy, now a new problem. >> i went to the window and a woman grabbed me saying i was cutting in line. >> why a lot of people are having a lot of trouble buying their meds. and the raiders head coach fired. the other shake-up raider fans might want to brace for coming up.
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looking good outside right now. plenty of sunshine around the bay area. enjoy it. we may have some major changes coming our way. we'll talk about that next.
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woman. the prime suspect in the disappearance of natalee holloway has pled guilty to killing a different woman. van der sloot said he robbed and killed stephanie florez in 2010. the 24-year-old dutch citizen met her in a casino and admitted to snapping her neck in a fit of rage after she
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discovered his connection to the holloway case. he was arrested twice but never charged for holloway's disappearance in aruba. joran van der sloot faces up to 25 years in jail. an iranian nuclear scientist was killed in a car bomb attack in tehran. the man is the fourth scientist to be killed since 2010. two suspects on a motorcycle stuck magnetic bombs to his car. the explosion happened near a technical university. iranians blame israel for the assassination. the obama administration denies any involvement. iran is believed to be developing a nuclear bomb, though. on a lighter side, it is a story that's nothing short of incredible. >> that's right. a california man manages to cheat death on highway 99. marcus says he was driving around 65 miles an hour in bakersfield yesterday when suddenly, a metal bar smashes through his windshield stopping just inches away from his face.
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>> i was in shock at first. and all i could stare at after my car stopped was the bottom of the pipe. >> can you imagine? the chp says that the pipe may have been kicked up by a truck or maybe even fallen off of one. his saving grace is his quarter inch steering wheel. marcus walked away from the incident with just minor injuries. very lucky. >> you know, if i was commuting to work i might call in sick that day. >> lawrence would never do something like that. >> i was going to say, nice day to cruise around the bay area. dangerous on those roads. >> maybe enjoy a walk today. >> it's going to be beautiful all around the bay area. sunshine to the coast and it's going to stick around even into the afternoon hours. let's take you live outside right now over the bay. you have clear skies. offshore wind blowing outside right now and the temperatures just beginning to warm up. 60 in concord. 54 in oakland. 64 now in livermore. and 57 degrees in santa rosa. looking like a great afternoon. these temperatures running well
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above the average for this time of the year upper 60s in some of the warmer spots inland even 60s at the immediate coastline. now tonight should be mostly clear. it is going to be very chilly. plan for overnight lows in the 30s and 40s. but that ridge of high pressure building in very nicely today and that means we're in for another nice couple of dry days outside as this ridge will hold on. it is a "spare the air" day. but otherwise it is going to make for gorgeous conditions the next couple of days. numbers look like this, this afternoon. 67 in morgan hill, 65 sunny milpitas, 60 pacifica, east bay temperatures up in the 60s, as well. even some mid- to upper 60s in toward pleasanton and livermore. 64 in walnut creek. about 64 degrees in pleasant hill. inside the bay temperatures up in the 60s but tonight, guys, word of advice, coming to work together, dress in layers! it is going to be a very cold start to the morning but by the afternoon again tomorrow it's looking gorgeous. those temperatures again as much as 10 to 11 degrees above the average. but enjoy it. enjoy these next few days.
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i think next week we see a major change in the weather pattern, clouds rolling in. not ready to put rain in the forecast yet. i can't commit. >> you can't commit. what's wrong with you? >> i'm trying to tie it down but that whole pattern is going to change and finally we are going to get some rain in the area. >> winter? >> that would be nice. >> we'll see. >> thank you. baseball owners are expected to talk today about the proposed as stadium being built down in san jose. they are in arizona for the general meeting annual meeting. although the issue isn't officially on the agenda, giants are trying to block the move claiming territorial rights. but owners and the league commissioner could revoke those rights. the oakland raiders owner mark davis says his team needs a new stadium and there has been some talk about possibly moving the team down to l.a. because they are building a stadium. he also says there have been discussions about possibly sharing the 49ers' future stadium to be built in santa clara. 10 million people across the country are scrambling to
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find a new drugstore. on the consumerwatch, julie watts explains the tough transition that's now facing former walgreens customers. >> when it was time for me to pick up my prescription, i went to the window and a woman grabbed me saying i was cutting in line. >> reporter: he says he couldn't really blame her. everyone at the safeway pharmacy was frustrated by the chaos caused from thousands of walgreens customers being forced to switch pharmacies because the nation's largest drugstore chain no longer accepts the nation's largest prescription insurance manager. >> the line grew longer and longer and longer, and there were a lot of disgruntled people. >> reporter: safeway is not alone. you will find signs like this outside almost every pharmacy these days welcoming express scripts customers from walgreens but it hasn't been a warm welcome in cities like san francisco where walgreens has four times as many stores as the other pharmacy chain and some pharmacists are saying that's not the only reason they are overwhelmed. a pharmacist says walgreens is promising to transfer
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prescriptions in under an hour but sometimes it takes up to three days. she questions whether or not that's intentional. >> :the pharmacy staff at walgreens was impeccable. it's sad to walk away from that and coming into my experience into safeway and you kind of wonder is this how it's going to be? >> reporter: so were you pretty loyal walgreens customer? >> absolutely. >> reporter: are you surprised that other pharmacists are now making accusations that they are purposely delaying transferring prescriptions over? >> no, because they're losing business and customers. >> reporter: walgreens denies it saying, "we want to make this process as smooth as possible to help our patients. after all, they may have the option in the future to use walgreens pharmacies." in the meantime the other pharmacies are giving customers a little advice. >> they did inform me that they are busy accepting walgreens transfers and to allow an extra day and which i did.
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>> reporter: walgreens won't disclose how many customers it's lost but says it actually added staff to help with transferring those prescriptions. both cvs and safeway say they are starting to see the wait times decrease but for faster service fill your prescriptions in advance or ask your doctor to write a new prescription for the new pharmacy. on the consumerwatch, julie watts, cbs 5.
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today's tip of the day is jalapeno peppers. i use them when i cook mexican food, i use it in a lo of dishes. if you take away the seeds and add it to sauces or something to give it a little bite, you just can't miss. but take out the seeds and just use a little bit. let's talk about selection and storages. when you buy the jalapeno peppers, i like them like this. see this color? beautiful all the way around, nice and green, free from any shriveling on the skin whatsoever and the stem is attached and firm. jalapenos have to be firm. if not, you know what's going to happen. they will lose that bite and flavor. when you bring them home, in the refrigerator right away. they store for four to five days. they are healthy in the refrigerator. won't hold them for too long. the longer you hold them the more the nutritional value and flavor deplete. try a little bit in certain stuff for a little kick. you'll enjoy it. i'm tony tantillo, your fresh grocer. and always remember to eat fresh and stay healthy. or just eat it like this.
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i ain't gonna do that! [ laughter ] >> i would have been impressed. >> i don't think he has an asbestos tongue. that would hurt. tonight at 5:00 a look at the effects of drinking alcohol on your brain and what that could reveal. >> plus a warning about a credit card scam found in ads on craigslist. we'll have that and more at 5:00. have you ever had those jalapeno margaritas ? >> no. >> they make those. >> oh, yeah. they're good. we should get you a double dose. >> oh, i don't know what that would do to me. >> not good things. >> got to live a little, lawrence. >> guess so. it's a beautiful day. enjoy it. >> caption colorado, llc ,,,
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